MJW Constructs 56-ton Access Structure for Symrise Plant Upgrade // December 2018

MJW Consolidated has helped Symrise AG complete the addition of a sulfacid scrubbing structure at its Jacksonville, Fla., plant, which produces ingredients for perfumes, cosmetics and oral care products.

MJW constructed a four-level steel platform that provides maintenance and monitoring access to the new sulfacid scrubbing unit’s two vertical tanks, exhaust stack and piping system. The 56 tons of structural steel required for the project was supplied by MJW’s Lakeland, Fla., fabrication center. The structure includes a steel framework with nine sets of steel stairs, railings and deck grating.

MJW began its portion of the project in November 2018 and completed the work in January 2019, on schedule and with a perfect safety record.

“This Symrise-Jacksonville project highlighted several of MJW’s hallmark capabilities, including self-performance by our own people to ensure safety and schedule control,” said Chris Timpe, MJW project manager “We were also able to ensure efficiency and quality by fabricating the steel at our nearby Lakeland facility.”

Symrise AG is a global company based in Germany and is one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of scent and flavor ingredients for a wide range of perfumes, cosmetics and foods.


Symrise Sulfacid Scrubbing Structure


MJW Completes Rail Unloading Project for Continental Building Products // November 2018

MJW Consolidated has completed a rail car unloading project for Continental Building Products at Palatka, Fla, that is helping the gypsum wallboard manufacturer meet its demand for raw materials.

Completed in July, the project involved the construction of an unloading and conveyor system that removes gypsum from incoming railcars and transfers the material to storage piles. MJW self-performed the excavation, construction and equipment installation for the project.

One of the main features of the project is a concrete-lined, 18-foot-deep receiving pit and 16-by-26-foot concrete ramp. To create the pit, MJW excavated 1,000 cubic yards of soil and poured 560 cubic yards of concrete, including 40 sonotube foundations.Continental BP 1

 The unloading process involves a rail car rolling into position above the pit, where it is grabbed by a hoist and shaken to fully discharge the material from an opening at the bottom of the car. Inside the pit, two Cogar feeders move the gypsum to a conveyor system that carries it to a radial stacker in the storage yard. MJW crews installed 1,260 feet of conveyors with cover supports and two transfer towers. The project required 30,000 pounds of structural steel.

Continental BP Conveyors 2

The entire project was completed while the plant was in operation. MJW crews worked six- to seven-day weeks throughout most of the project. “Keeping the pit dry during the summer months was one of our biggest challenges,” said Justin Freeman, project manager. “But we had an experienced team on the job with an exceptional group of supervisors who kept us on track throughout an aggressive project schedule.”